The ordinance for admission into the Master of Law (LLM) courses offered at University Lucknow, has been scraped by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.
Around 80 percent seats of the University were reserved for the students passing out from the same university. However, now the students completing their graduation studies from Lucknow University will no longer be able to seek admission into the master's course of the University on the basis of the quota.
The bench has also strictly directed Lucknow University to amend its ordinance and has asked it to reframe the admission system that would be implemented from the next academic session that is 2017-18.
For the time-being, the bench has allowed the University to conduct admissions as per its previous guidelines that were held up due to court's previous interim direction. The bench also expressed its hope that the management and faculty members will cooperate with them. The teachers also would make sure that all the curriculum is finished completely and examinations are held on time.
It is to be noted that an LLM aspirants had filed a petition. Justice D.K. Upadhyay questioned the validity of the ordinance for LLM programme. The petitioners had requested the court to cap the quota seat for reserved candidates so that students from other universities and colleges could seek admissions.
The university on its part argued that other private and national universities offering law programmes had adopted a grading system. As a result, students with high percentages were able to get admissions there and graduates with lower percentages got admissions nowhere.